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Unemployment Statistics (Glasgow)

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a breakdown of those unemployed in Glasgow by (a) age group and (b) area employment office at October 1982.

Table 1 following provides an analysis by age of those registered as unemployed in the Glasgow travel-to-work area on 14 October 1982, the latest date for which information is available. Table 2 gives the numbers registered as unemployed in each employment office area within the travel-to-work area on the same date.

Table 1
AgeNumber registered as unemployed
under 2542,116
25–5448,777
55 and over10,266
Total101,159
Table 2
Employment Office AreaNumber registered as unemployed
Cambuslang2,055
Easterhouse6,061
Glasgow Central3,169
Glasgow City1,524
Govan4,514
Hillington2,048
Kinning Park1,568
Maryhill7,001
Parkhead10,021
Partick8,316
Rutherglen6,993
Shawlands13,824
Springburn10,695
Barrhead3,031
Clydebank6,482
Cumbernauld4,041
East Kilbride5,972
Kilsyth1,094
Kirkintilloch2,750
Glasgow travel-to-work area101,159

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish an analysis of those unemployed in Glasgow in October 1982 by Standard Industrial Classification order; and if he will provide similar information on the number of registered vacancies.

Table 1 following gives an analysis by Standard Industrial Classification of those registered as unemployed in the Glasgow travel-to-work area on 13 May 1982, the latest date for which the information is available. The analysis has since been discontinued.Table 2 gives an analysis by Standard Industrial Classification of the number of unfilled vacancies at employment and careers offices in the Glasgow travel-to-work area on 12 August 1982, the latest date for which this information is available. The unfilled vacancy figures represent only those vacancies notified to employment and careers offices and remaining unfilled on the day of the count. They do not purport to be a measure of all vacancies in the area. Because of possible duplication the figures for Employment and Careers Offices should not be added together.

Table 1
Number registered as unemployed 13 May 1982
Standard Industrial ClassificationGlasgow travel-to-work area
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing314
Mining and Quarrying272
Food, Drink and Tobacco3,690
Coal and Petroleum Products51
Standard Industrial ClassificationGlasgow travel-to-work area
Chemicals and Allied Industries724
Metal Manufacture1,429
Mechanical Engineering3,548
Instrument Engineering112
Electrical Engineering1,564
Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering1,406
Vehicles2,068
Metal Goods (not elsewhere specified)1,126
Textiles1,155
Leather, Leather Goods and Fur162
Clothing and Footwear2,083
Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement etc.602
Timber, Furniture etc.969
Paper, Printing and Publishing1,235
Other Manufacturing Industries673
Construction14,390
Gas, Electricity and Water302
Transport and Communication4,023
Distributive Trades10,655
Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services1,585
Professional and Scientific Services3,924
Miscellaneous Services9,496
Public Administration and Defence5,915
Not Classified by Industry20,747
Total94,220
Table 2
Unfilled Vacancies
Standard Industrial ClassificationEmployment officeCareers office
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing2
Mining and Quarrying
Food, Drink and Tobacco371
Coal and Petroleum Products
Chemicals and Allied Industries81
Metal Manufacture10
Mechanical Engineering109
Instrument Engineering22
Electrical Engineering51
Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering19
Vehicles7
Metal Goods (not elsewhere specified)21
Textiles26
Leather, Leather Goods and Fur3
Clothing and Footwear138
Bricks, Pottery, Glass, Cement etc.5
Timber, Furniture etc.27
Paper, Printing and Publishing152
Other Manufacturing Industries50
Construction256
Gas, Electricity and Water20
Transport and Communication591
Distributive Trades4255
Insurance, Banking, Finance and Business Services2601
Professional and Scientific Services4373
Miscellaneous Services401
Public Administration and Defence333
Total2,73916

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current ratio of the number of those unemployed in Glasgow to the number of registered job vacancies; and what was the corresponding ratio in May 1979.

The table following gives the number of people registered as unemployed at, and unfilled vacancies notified to, employment offices and careers offices within the Glasgow travel-to-work area in October 1982 and May 1979. The vacancy figures do not purport to be a measure of all vacancies in the area and because of possible duplication between the vacancies notified to employment offices and careers offices the two figures should not be added together. They cannot therefore be used to provide the ratios requested.

October 1982May 1979
Numbers registered as unemployed101,15948,525
Unfilled vacancies at:
Employment offices3,0946,160
Careers offices28209

Note:

The Glasgow travel-to-work area comprises the thirteen employment office areas within Glasgow city together with the Barrhead, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch employment office areas.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide a breakdown by number and percentage of those in Glasgow who have been unemployed for one year or over by age group.

The table following gives an analysis by age group of the numbers registered as unemployed in the Glasgow travel-to-work area at 14 October 1982, the latest date for which information is available.

Age groupNumbers unemployed over 52 weeksPercentage of total unemployed over 52 weeks
Under 2512,64830·4
25 to 5423,24455·9
55 and over5,70013·7
Total41,592100·0